Dr. Jānis Bērziņš

Senior Fellow

Dr. Bērziņš joined the Potomac Foundation as Senior Fellow in 2016. He works on New Generation (Hybrid) Warfare, Russian Military Thought, and Strategic and Security Issues.

Dr. Bērziņš also serves as the director of the Center for Security and Strategic Research (CSSR) at the National Defense Academy of Latvia.

He has authored over 60 publications, including books, chapters of books, journal articles and media commentary. He has lectured as a guest in the United States, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Estonia and Lithuania at various academic and defense institutions. They include the New York University, the Johns Hopkins University, the George C. Marshall Center European Center for Security Studies, the Swedish Defense University, the Swedish Defense Research Agency, the Norwegian Military Academy, the US Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the NATO’s Special Operations Command Europe, the NATO/SHAPE Brunssum Headquarters, among others.

Dr. Bērziņš has advised the United Kingdom House of Commons’ Defence Select Committee, the Swedish Government and the Polish Government. He has also provided expertise on strategic issues to the private sector.

Career Highlights


Federal University of Santa Catarina (BA, Economics)
São Paulo State University (MSc, Economics)
University of Latvia (PhD, Economics)